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National Online Informative References (OLIR) Program: Submission Guidance for OLIR Developers



Nicole Keller, Stephen Quinn, Matthew Barrett, Karen Scarfone, Matthew Smith, Vincent Johnson


The National Online Informative References (OLIR) Program is a NIST effort to facilitate subject matter experts in defining standardized Online Informative References (OLIRs), which are relationships between elements of documents from cybersecurity, privacy, and other information and communications technology domains. This document assists OLIR Developers in understanding the processes and requirements for participating in the Program. The primary focus of the document is to instruct Developers on how to complete an OLIR Template when submitting an OLIR to NIST for inclusion in the OLIR Catalog.
NIST Interagency/Internal Report (NISTIR) - NIST IR 8278Ar1
Report Number
NIST IR 8278Ar1


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Keller, N. , Quinn, S. , Barrett, M. , Scarfone, K. , Smith, M. and Johnson, V. (2024), National Online Informative References (OLIR) Program: Submission Guidance for OLIR Developers, NIST Interagency/Internal Report (NISTIR), National Institute of Standards and Technology, Gaithersburg, MD, [online],, (Accessed April 23, 2024)
Created February 26, 2024